How To Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Tax Scam

Ah, summertime. Warm days, rest, relaxation, and…tax scams. Really? Yes! Thieves don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers after April 15th. Unfortunately, tax scams happen year round and no one is immune to them. The top three scams listed on the IRS’s "Dirty Dozen" list are identity theft, phone scams, and phishing.  Here is some important information to keep you protected and ready 365 days a year:   1. Identity Theft: Identity thieves steal personal and financial information such as your Social Security number or your banking information to commit fraud and other crimes.  They could also file a phony tax return in your name to claim a fraudulent refund. But you don't need to … [Read more...]